Munro Madness October 29th
Munros – Sgairneach Mhor, Beinn Udlamein, A’ Mharconaich and Gael Charn
- Ascent- Sgairneach Mhor, Beinn Udlamein, A’ Mharconaich and Beinn Udlamein, A’ Mharconaich and Gael Charn Gael Charn (4 munros) west of Drumochter Pass
- Timings – 4.5 hours
- Weather – Wind had dropped from previous day and only force 4 on the tops. Wind had however come around from the north so was bitter. Freeze overnight which make ground crunch at summits with a hint of overnight snow.
- Munro Total – Now 11
Early morning start and at 6.30am I was walking down the cycle track alongside the A9. Then cut over the railway and up a made track to start the boggy ascent of Sgairneach Mhor. I startled a few red deer on the way and was shouted at by lots of red grouse telling me to ‘go back, go back, go back’.
It was a cold start as the winds had turned northerly but the tops were clear and looked lovely. Three ptarmigan were startled at the summit.
Then on with the round to walk along mainly ridges to walk Beinn Udlamein, A’ Mharconaich and Gael Charn. Only saw one raven all day, perhaps as I was on grouse moors for much of the time. Towards the end of the day there were superb views of Loch Ericht. The final descent was a little muddy!